William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 0 comments

William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

“Things have come to a pretty pass when one should permit one’s religion to enter public life” said Lord Melbourne. The Duke of Clarence ridiculed those who supported Abolition as “either fanatical or hypocritical.” A judge acquitted perpetrators responsible for countless deaths because he ruled that the victims “weren’t really human beings.”

The more I read Eric Metaxas’ Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the more the African Slave Trade of the 1700s  sounded like America’s Abortion Industry.

This must-read biography on William Wilberforce depicts his early life, rise to Parliament, and dramatic conversion to Christianity, which launched him on a lifelong conquest to vanquish slavery from the British colonies.

When Wilberforce confronted the evil of his day, he was mocked, slandered and told to keep his faith out of the public arena by other British MPs. His Christian allies in the endeavor to end slavery were relentlessly ridiculed as “hypocrites” (not unlike the perennial attack on modern pro-lifers about fostering/adopting).

The advocates who went undercover to investigate the horrific conditions of the slave ships and life on the sugar plantations in the West Indies were threatened with their very lives, much like the investigative journalists who’ve been threatened for exposing the greedy abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

Wilberforce’s biographer didn’t mention the topic of abortion once, yet the parallels between the African Slave Trade of Colonial times and Abortion today became astonishingly clear as I read. It’s not only unimaginable that such Industries could judge human beings to be “no different than a mass of tissue” in the name of their Special Interest, prospering unchecked within societies which consider themselves civilized, but how similar the tactics were that the two profit-mongers of Slave Trade and Abortion used when confronted with their diabolical agendas.

Desperately the Slave Trade tried to wear a sheepskin, depicting slavers as “saviors” of Africans and suggesting all kinds of terrible things would beset the British public if the Slave Industry was abolished. Just as shocking was the misinformation the Industry gave to keep the public at large from realizing the full scope of horrors that was in their midst, including the fact that just as many British sailors on the slave ships died of disease every year as did the Africans. In the same way, Abortion manipulates its face to appear foremost to serve women’s health, not to kill their offspring and leave the women themselves wounded and vulnerable, both psychologically and often physically.

“Wilberforce hadn’t yet seen that respectable gentlemen and noblemen, when presented with evils…more horrible than they had ever dreamed, would nonetheless yawn and shrug internally, or that, given what seemed an exceedingly clear choice between good and evil, they would choose evil.” How similar the reaction to Kermit Gosnell and his “house of horrors” in Philadelphia, where not only live babies were strangled or murdered with scissors, but where several mothers themselves (all of them ethnic, incidentally) died on Gosnell’s tables (this is another blow to the cliché that regulated/clinical abortion keeps women safe). To show how far Abortionists will go to keep the public ignorant of such things, the New York Times omitted the bestselling Gosnell: The Untold Story from their list, even though it went to #7 on Amazon’s all-over sales. (The Irish investigative journalists who covered the story were pro-choice at the onset, and never intended to write the story except that they had a three-day layover in the Northeast and decided to sit in on a trial that they were surprised wasn’t generating more news coverage).

But a universal thread between the Slave Trade and Abortion is, like it or not, the idea that certain people are disposable, particularly Africans and African Americans. Planned Parenthood was birthed in racism. Its founder Margaret Sanger said, “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Sanger once admitted having accepted speech invitations to address female members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Planned Parenthood is the largest purveyor of black genocide in the United States. When told that over half the black babies in New York City had been aborted last year, one pro-choicer shrugged and remarked, “Thin out the herd.”

The Slave Trade and Abortion are big business. Big money was at stake for Slavers in the 18th century, just like it is now with Abortion. Fraud, scandal, corruption, misinformation, and a veritable “house of horrors” in both instances were hidden from public view, and both with the help of a complicit national media. Falsehoods were crafted and disseminated to the public to create a narrative that the bloody agenda of both was “for the public good.” Those who questioned and opposed the narrative being fed found themselves the targets of Special Interest. And with both Slavery and Abortion, the tactics were the same: when facts don’t hold up to scrutiny, attack the character and credibility of the opponent, rather than his argument.

I write these reflections on my recent read to shed light on the reality of the Monster in our midst, the spirit of this age which is the same that propped up the Slave Trade; but not to pass judgment on those who’ve had abortions and are still secretly struggling with the aftermath. For Abortion victimizes both the child and its parents, another truth that’s been shoved under the Industry’s rug.

I echo Wilberforce’s own words when he stood up in Parliament and said, “I mean not to accuse anyone, but to take the shame upon myself, in common indeed with the whole of [the nation], for having suffered this horrid trade to be carried on under our authority. We are all guilty – we ought all to plead guilty, and not to exculpate ourselves by throwing the blame on others.”

Three days before Wilberforce’s death, after a fight that spanned decades, the victory was realized. May this year be the one in which the great holocaust of Abortion, propped up by the arguments of straw men, finally falls.

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